Dean Nelson, PhD

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs; Associate Prof. of Statistics


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Dean Nelson, PhD, has been at Pitt-Greensburg since 2002.  He holds a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor of Statistics and has served as Division Chair of the Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering and the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Dr. Nelson teaches the following statistics courses:

  • STAT 1000 Applied Statistical Methods (Spring 2015)
  • STAT 1221 Applied Regression (Fall 2015)
  • STAT 1151 Introduction to Probability (Spring 2016)
  • STAT 0200 Basic Applied Statistics (Spring 2016)

Dr. Nelson serves as the contact for students interested in the Statistics and Actuarial Sciences minors.  He supervised several statistics-related senior research projects in the last academic year that included studies on gas production decline curves and the use of classification and regression trees to predict student retention.  He also serves on the Outcomes and Measurement Committee of United Way of Westmoreland County and is President of the Sewickley Creek Watershed Association.